Global Cooling announces job growth, seals deal with JobsOhio

Global Cooling plans to add more than 30 jobs at its facility in Theisen Industrial Park over the next two to three years, the company announced Friday. The industrial park is near The Plains, but has an Athens address. On Thursday, an agreement was executed with JobsOhio for the nonprofit economic...

APEG to Hold First-ever Annual Meeting

Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) and our partner organization, Appalachian Partnership Inc. (API), are holding their first-ever ANNUAL MEETING next month. We plan to reflect, celebrate successes, recognize partners and present the final Regional Economic Development Prosperity Plan that's in the final stages of development. Two meetings are scheduled--one in...

New advocacy group formed to promote commerce along the Ohio River

PRESS RELEASE: Columbus (May 6, 2019) On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, a group of various stakeholders from industry, industry trade associations, port authorities, MPOs, RPOs and other Ohio River stakeholders met to form the Ohio River Coalition of Ohio (ORCO).  A signing ceremony was held at ODOT’s office in Columbus, Ohio...

Kenworth Chillicothe Plant Initiates $140 Million, 120,000 Square-Foot Expansion

Construction Begins on New Paint Facility

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, April 24, 2019 – Kenworth Truck Company held a groundbreaking ceremony today to officially announce the start of construction on a state-of-the-art $140 million, 120,000 square-foot paint facility addition to its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio.

New JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer Visits APEG Region

JobsOhio announced a new President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO), J.P. Nauseef, earlier this year, and he officially assumed his position in early March. Shortly thereafter, he contacted each of the six regions to arrange "listening tours" and the APEG region was his first stop. On April 10th and 11th, J.P.,...